Thrones Star Hivju Joins “Fast 8” Cast

Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju, best known for playing wildling leader Tormund Giantsbane on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has joined the cast of F. Gary Gray’s “Fast 8” at Universal Pictures.

The Wrap announced the news, saying the actor will play a tough henchman in the film which also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jason Statham. Hivju marks the first announced addition to the cast.

Filming has been underway in Iceland before the shoot relocates to Atlanta later this summer. The film is currently slated to open April 14th next year.